`Sugar Coated Delusions`

December 4, 2007


Filed under: Main — melfabro @ 3:02 am

An old friend sent me a mail, thought it was nice so here it is:

One day, the father of a very wealthy family took his
son on a trip to the country with the express purpose
of showing him how poor people live.

They spent a couple of days and nights on the farm of
what would be considered a very poor family.

On their return from their trip, the father asked his
son, “How was the trip?”

“It was great, Dad.”

“Did you see how poor people live?” the father asked.

“Oh yeah,” said the son.

“So, tell me, what did you learn from the trip?” asked
the father.

The son answered:

“I saw that we have one dog and they had four.

We have a pool that reaches to the middle of our
garden and they have a creek that has no end.

We have imported lanterns in our garden and they have
the stars at night.

Our patio reaches to the front yard and they have the
whole horizon.

We have a small piece of land to live on and they have
fields that go beyond our sight.

We have servants who serve us, but they serve others.

We buy our food, but they grow theirs.

We have walls around our property to protect us, they
have friends to protect them.”

The boy’s father was speechless.

Then his son added, “Thanks Dad for showing me how
poor we are.”

Isn’t perspective a wonderful thing? Makes you wonder
what would happen if we all gave thanks for everything
we have, instead of worrying about what we don’t have.

Appreciate every single thing you have, especially
your friends!

Pass this on to family, friends and acquaintances and
help them refresh their perspective and appreciation.

“Life is too short and friends are too few.”


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